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are rising after the military strike in syria and hezbollah. >>> plus, she performed at the president's inauguration. now she's another victim of chicago's growing shooting murder rate and police want answers now. "early today" is back in two minutes. blood pressure >>> and welcome back. here are some stories making news this morning. israel launched a rare air strike inside syria. u.s. officials believe it targeted a convoy bound for hezbollah militants in lebanon. >>> massachusetts senator john kerry gave a sometimes emotional good-bye speech wednesday to his senate colleagues. >> standing here at this desk that once belonged -- at this desk that once belonged to president kennedy and to ted kennedy. i can't help but be reminded that even our nation's greatest leaders and all the rest of us are merely temporary workers. >> kerry will be sworn in friday as the next secretary of state. >>> white house spokesman jay carney said the president is praying for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton who was gunned down on tuesday in chicago. pendleton had performed with her high school band at last w
a potential of what was already a horrible, horrible situation if iran and syria, hezbollah, if they were to retaliate against israel, that would dramatically escalate what is already going on. >> reporter: certainly. very dangerous to make a prediction in this part of the world and given what is happening inside syria, particularly damascus on their back foot and perhaps prone to irrational responses. as we're seeing at the moment, most observers think that an overretaliation is unlikely. of course syria, its military heavily stretched by this civil war. particularly given how israel now denying any real involvement. hezbollah and a very delicate balance here. of course their military allied to the assad regime but they have a very cautious political role to play here. they don't want to get into a lengthy military issue with the israelis and, of course, iran. certainly leadership driven by division. many not quite sure what they could do. concerns about some sort of covert retaliation, how ever that may play out. people are waiting to see if this is vague and at times in the past 24 hou
entering lebanon before the militant group hezbollah could get their hands on them. the building where the trucks were loading or departing was also hit. hezbollah is a sworn enemy of israel. if hezbollah had gotten the missiles it would have significantly increased their capability in any future conflict with israel so this was not israel getting involved in the conflict in syria per se. it was very much israel making a preemptive strike to protect itself but you this will increase tension in the region. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> martha says that the air strikes also hit the buildings where the trucks were loading or departing. there are reports tonight that the building was in fact a sigh entivic research center. >>> bus riders were stranded after the city labor department ran out of money to pay for gas. greece is undergoing deep austerity cuts as you probably know as part of its emergency loans from other european nations. just today the greek government proposed giving tax authorities the power to empty the bank accounts of accused tax evaders even if they had not b
weapons to hezbollah. the concern was if hezbollah were able to get those weapons they would shoot down israeli airplanes. >>> time now 6:17, well a senate is allowing the treasury department to keep borrowing money for four more months. it extends and requires them to approve bun gets or they he will loose their paychecks. >>> they are facing some pretty tough questions and senator chuck hagel's confirmation hearing may get heated and this could have some local implications, kyla campbell? >> reporter: lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have criticized the former senator and senator chuck hagel will be grilled on the rights of gay military members and the united states military arms fleet for starters. critics say senator chuck hagel importance of the ties to israel and he will not do enough to protect allies and they say he is too soft on the nuclear program. -- nuclear program and it's bad business for the u.s. to have senator chuck hagel. >> they have denied the attempt to get a nuclear weapon and it is one of the most dangerous regimes in the middle east. >> reporter: if nothin
. they were transporting surface to air missile to the ally, hezbollah. we are hearing from iran and it issues a vague threat to retaliate over this attack. here to walk us through, i want you to talk to me about iran, lebanon, the relationship between the countries and who has the most to gain and lose. >> happy to talk. first, listen to what the un secretary has to say. they say at this time he doesn't have details of the reported incident and not in a position to verify what happened. that's part of the problem. we don't know what happened here. we know there was an israeli strike. the syrians are saying it was corrected at the research facility that everybody knows is just along damascus here. everybody knows that it was also storage depot for weapons. beyond that, if they were bound for hezbollah, they came from iran. the iranian arms, were they owned by hezbollah and scored in syria? we don't know. that's one factor that has got to be considered here. in any event the israelis don't want them in possession of the more advanced surface to air missiles that can threaten air action by the i
for hezbollah militants in lebanon. the syrian army says the air strike destroyed a military research center. hezbollah condemns the attack. the u.s. classifies hezbollah as a terrorist group. >>> police in alabama have been working through the night and now into the morning to free a 5-year-old boy from his alleged kidnapper. police say the child was taken from a school bus by a gunman who fatally shot the bus driver on tuesday. the shooter is a 63-year-old man who neighbors describe as a ticking time bomb with a strong distrust of the government. the boy has been held captive for about 30 hours. an update from authorities is expected sometime this morning. >>> loirawyers for the florida neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing trayvon martin want more time and money to prepare his case. george zimmerman claims he acted in self-defense when he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin last february. his lawyers filed a motion to delay the case from june to november. they also put a request on line asking for public donations. lawyers say zimmerman is broke and needs about $30,000 a month for
the air strike destroyed a military resource cent center. hezbollah condemn it is attack and the u.s. classfies hezbollah as a terrorist group. >>> new this morning. the u.s. navy is planning to take apart a ship stranded on a coral reef. the u.s.s. guardian mine sweeper ran ground earlier this month in a marine park in the sea off the philippine coast. the ship was supposed to be lifted off of the reef but the navy now says that the ship is a complete loss and trying to move it would be too much damage or do too much damage to the coral reef. it is expected to take over a month to take that ship apart. >>> storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us now with a look at this windy day we have out there. >> it has been busy last couple of days. we had weird weather. remember on monday morning, we had icing and then tuesday and wednesday we had it in the 70s. now today we have overnight flooding from heavy rain. strong, gusty winds turning coder. feeling like january again. up and down we go. it is a roller coaster ride. we had some photos sent in by viewers of the flood thing morning.
syria and the convoy was believed to contain antiaircraft to hezbollah militants and that would allow them to shoot down israeli war planes. they say israeli air strikes are shooting at a military facility. >>> if hagel is confirmed, he will likely have to take on budget cuts and as kyla campbell reports there is a ripple affect we could feel here in the bay area. >> reporter: pam, a lot of spending budgets are expected to come and if that happens, the blue angels could become a thing of the pass. it would force the navy to cut funding for the second half of the year and that includes fleet week in san francisco and that's scheduled for mid- october. a shrinking budget is one thing hagel could face but he has said spending has ballooned and there are areas that should be trimmed. he has spent weeks preparing forted and the president -- for today and they called it the hagel war room. >> we are expecting results and that's what you can expect in this hagel process. >> reporter: now past supporters have turned to sceptics and why they say he is too soft for the job. when i see you next
to be carrying anti- aircraft weapons for hezbollah militants in lebanon. the attack could escalate tensions. >>> in china, authorities are taking emergency measures to deal with extraordinarily bad air pollution. some 100 factories have been shut down and a third of government vehicles ordered off the roads. visibility is so bad that more than 100 flights have been canceled. residents are warned to stay indoors. the u.s. embassy says its monitors show levels off the scale. >>> in england, doctors say they will perform one final surgery on the wounded pakistani girl. they plan to replace part of her skull that was shattered when a taliban gun man tried to kill her. she was targeted by the taliban because she was a strong advocate for education for girls. >>> is the new blackberry ready to compete with iphone and androids? research in motion introduced the blackberry v10 today. one has a touch scene. the other has a classic blackberry keyboard. it's built on a brand new operating system. the company announced its changing its name from research in motion to blackberry. investors were unimpres
they targeted a convoy that was believed to be carrying anti- aircraft weapons for hezbollah militants in lebanon. the attack could escalate tensions. >>> in china, authorities are taking emergency measures to deal with extraordinarily bad air pollution. some 100 factories have been shut down and a third of government vehicles ordered off the roads. visibility is so bad that more than 100 flights have been canceled. residents are warned to stay indoors. the u.s. embassy says its monitors show levels off the scale. >>> in england, doctors say they will perform one final surgery on the wounded pakistani girl. they plan to replace part of her skull that was shattered when a taliban gun man tried to kill her. she was targeted by the taliban because she was a strong advocate for education for girls. >>> is the new blackberry ready to compete with iphone and androids? research in motion introduced the blackberry v10 today. one has a touch scene. the other has a classic blackberry keyboard. it's built on a brand new operating system. the company announced its changing its name from research i
, apparently targeting high-tech weapons which they believe were on their way to hezbollah militants in lebanon. it happened just outside damascus and marked the first attack by israel against syrian targets in some five years. syrian state tv insisted the air strike hit a military research site, not a weapons convoy. >>> "the new york times," chinese hackers have spent months infiltrating the computer systems and trying to gain access to reporter and staffers' information. this according to a new report from "the times." the attacks stem from an article published in october saying that the prime minister had accumulated billions of dollars through business deals. >>> "the los angeles times," wall street is feeling cautiously better about facebook this morning after a surprise fourth quarter. the social media company saw a 40% jump in revenue from the same time a year ago. largely due to successfully integrating advertising into their mobile apps. but the cost of investment in mobile dragged down facebook's profits. >>> and, of course, willie geist, the "daily news" is reporting sex-crazed sarg
that there are situations going on right now between syria and lebanon, particularly hezbollah, that are quite disturbing to israel. over the past few years they have information that says that syria has been handing over, transferring, if you will, scud missiles. the significance of scud missiles is that they can carry chemical weapons warheads. there is a lot seems to be going on behind the scenes, but indeed a u.s. official says they can confirm there was an israeli air strike on the syrian/lebanon border. israel is not commenting on that information right now. >> okay, sara sidner, when you get more information on the strike, on the syrian/lebanon border, we'll bring you back up. sara sidner, my thanks to you from israel. we'll be right back. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. i've got a nice l
hagel will testify that the militant group hezbollah is a terrorist organization, and that military options should be on the table when it comes to iran. not very controversial, unless you consider what he said in the past. chuck hagel's past is about to come roaring back at him. >> good morning. >> reporter: how he's voted. what he's said. >> he has insisted that the israelis negotiate with hamas, a terrorist organization. >> reporter: one of the first questions could be will you support israel? recently hagel promised he would, saying his record has been distorted. but he'll have to explain what he said before his nomination. >> reference to a "jewish lobby" which i don't believe exists. >> reporter: he will be asked what he meant and why he refused to sign an order designating hezbollah as a terrorist organization. >> i cannot support a nominee for defense secretary who thinks we should be tougher on israel and more lenient on iran. >> reporter: which brings up another question, can you be tough on iran? senators are being barraged by advertising, questioning how effective hagel
to hezbollah militants. the concern, that would allow the militant to shoot down israeli airplanes. syria said the israeli air strikes hit a military research facility. >>> "the new york times" now revealing for the last four months its computer system has been attacked by chinese hackers. "the times" says the hackers probably got in with passwords for the reporters and other employees. the attack started after publishing a story about relatives of china's prime minister amazing billions of dollars through business dealings. "the times" says it's been able to build up the security system to keep the hackers out. >>> the border patrol often arrests people for drugs. this time it was for ipads. a border agent at a checkpoint in riverside county, checked a car when the driver and passengers looked nervous. 29 ipads were found in the trunk. all had markings from a school recently burglarized. the school got their ipads back. the suspects were arrested. >>> salvador core says "legislating for the right of people of the same-sex to marry is like legalizing male breast- feeding." he urged british sit
into lebanon to go to hezbollah, the shiite militant group. now, obviously syria shares a border with israel. it has very serious concerns about the security situation inside syria, particularly because syria has a significant stock of chemical weapons. at this stage no one is expecting the syrians to launch a retaliatory attack but certainly this raises very real concerns about the possibility that syria's civil war is spilling across its borders. >> thank you clarissa ward. >>> time to show you morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" says it was an emotional affair parents of victims of the sandy hook school shooting were among those testifying, many in the room called for stricter gun control. >>> "the tennesseean" says prostate cancer treatments can feel worse than the disease. research by vanderbilt university found men experienced widespread complications after undergoing surgery or radiation therapy. the study notes not all prostate cancer requires aggressive treatment. >>> "usa today" says the fda is cracking down down on fake flu product
heavy weapons out of syria into lebanon to go to hezbollah, the shiite militant group. now, obviously syria share as border with israel. it has very serious concerns about the security situation inside syria particularly because syria has a significant stock of chemical weapons. at this stage no one expecting syria to launch a retall ta torre torrey attack but serious concerns that their civil war is spilling across its borders. >> thank you, clarissa ward. >>> time now to show you some of the headlines from around the globe. the new york times says last night's hearing on gun control in newtown, connecticut, was an emotional affair. hundreds of people attended. parents of victims of the sandy hook school shooting testified. many of them in the room called for stricter control. >>> the tennessean says prostate cancer can find worse diseases. the study notes not all prostate cancer requires aggressive treatment. >>> saus today says the fda is cracking down on fake flu products. the products claim to treat, prevent, or shorten the length of the flu. the fda has already won one kpep whic
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